Fall Fun: Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patches Around Atlanta

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Fall is finally here and we are enjoying the cooler days and the beginning of the leaves changing here in Vinings. As many of you know, Chase loves for us to decorate the front yard for Fall. His birthday is in October so it makes the whole season more special for us.  As he has gotten older, he’s upped the “scary” factor in our decorations- BOO!

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Once the front yard is looking festive, we try to visit one of the many apple orchards, harvest festivals, or pumpkin patches around the state. Once of the great things about living in the Vinings/Buckhead area of Atlanta is that the beautiful North Georgia mountains are close enough to spend a fun Saturday or Sunday enjoying the leaves and drinking cider.

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I did a round up a few years ago of some of our favorites and I’ve come across a few more ideas for local Fall fun.

CBS Atlanta did a post with a great list of apple orchards in Ellijay, Georgia. The Ellijay Apple Festival is still going on for a few weeks too:

B.J. Reece Apple House     
9131 Highway 52 E
Ellijay, GA 30536
(706) 276-3048
reeceorchards.com

Hillcrest Orchards
9696 Highway 52 E
Ellijay, GA 30536
(706) 273-3838
hillcrestorchards.net

Panorama Orchards
63 Talona Road
Ellijay, GA 30540
(706) 276-3813
panoramaorchards.com

R&A Orchards
5505 Highway 52 E
Ellijay, GA 30536
(706) 273-3821
randaorchards.com

Red Apple Barn
3379 Tailscreek Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
(706) 635-5898
redapplebarn.com

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I also ran across this article on FieldTripsWithSue.com where she has a list of 13 pumpkin patches in the Atlanta area and lots of other ideas for family friendly activities around the region

Leave me a comment with your family’s favorite Autumn activities and destinations!

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